Friday, December 2, 2011

09.07.09 - Shinehead LIVE in the studio & Steely tribute


We start out the show playing some of our favorite Steely & Cleevie tunes, as we were saddened to learn that one half of the influential musical power duo, Wycliffe "Steely" Johnson, had recently passed away from pneumonia complications. Condolences to his family and may he rest in peace. His music will live on.

Next up one of our favorite artists passed by the studio - Shinehead! Shinehead was a man who lived by the principal -- A wicked chune is a wicked chune! With Shinehead you have a man who took the music in a new direction adding elements of hip hop, pop standards, new wave, punk rock while remaining firmly rooted to the basis of Jamaican music through his innovative use of updated foundation riddims and a wide knowledge and love for Jamaican music from the 60s, 70s & 80s. At a Shinehead show with African Love back in the days you could expect to hear a riff on an Ansel Collins classic reggae track, a touch of The Beatles, some whistled notes from Fiddler on the Roof, a Michael Jackson tune, some Bronx hip hop and a paen to classic Studio One. We were so excited to have him as a guest, check the wickedness he drops freestyle on the mic!

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